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CPU Compatibility

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Abhi262, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Abhi262

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    as far as i know you can put a core 2 duo. not sure about a quad core.
     
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    Quad core should work fine since its socket 775 and thats what your mobo is. I would only worry about the power though... A Quad core is also kinda overkill for an old dell...
     
  5. AXT

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    Just because it's a LGA 775 does not mean it can support all LGA 775 CPUs. For example; this board will not support the 45nm CPUs coming out this winter even though they are LGA 775. Unless of course a new BIOS is released that will allow this which is highly unlikely.
     
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    Hell some revisions of the same motherboard wont support quad core. So if it says Dual core and not Quad core you are probably SOL.
     
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    is there a dell support e-mail address i could ask this to?
    i will report back to say wether it is or not. also, for me system, what would be the best CPU (dual core) that costs less than £160?
    thanx you guys for your help so far
     
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    Depends when you bought it. As a general rule I'd say if you bought it earlier than the middle of 2006, you're out of luck.
     
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    ok i have already checked there, sent them an email but they sent me an incredibly confusing reply that answered none of my questions whatsoever. so, it looks like i am having to go dual core. could someone plaese help me find a good core 2 duo from www.amazon.co.uk ? its just that i have never upgraded my CPU for so i don't knwo what i am looking for.
    so, if someone were to help, i would greatly appeciate it.
     
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